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BOOTCAMP $10 - STRENGTH $10
ALL OTHER CLASSES $5
Take your training to the CBX level
21 Pony Lane, Wonthaggi
See our timetable at
0413 155 046
Commencing this Saturday
7am at Inverloch Rotary Park
LEARN FIRST AID
Would you know what to do if the young person in your life experienced
a mental health crisis or was developing a mental health problem?
Parents, carers, teachers or anyone associated with adolescents are
being encouraged to take part in a Youth Mental Health First Aid course
The course will teach adults how to recognise the signs of a mental
health issue and provide support until professional treatment is
Young people may face mental health issues such as depression,
anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis and substance misuse or crises
brought on by a traumatic event which may encourage suicidal
thoughts, aggressive behaviour or self-harm.
The course is run over two days.
It will be at the Cowes Heritage Centre, Cowes on February 8 and 9,
2016 from 8.30am to 5pm both days. There is a cost.
If you would like to attend or for further information contact
Jacquie Hollingsworth on 5142 1970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual players welcome.
All experience levels.
Thursday nights –
Thursdays at 7.30pm
Thursdays at 6pm
Contact: Mandy 0418 361 240 or
AH 5662 4395 | Tom BH 5658 1043
or email email@example.com
closes 1 p.m. Mondays.
closes 1 p.m. Mondays.
WOULD you know what to do if
the young person in your life ex-
perienced a mental health crisis
or was developing a mental health
Parents, carers, teachers or any-
one associated with adolescents
are being encouraged to take part
in a Youth Mental Health First Aid
course in Cowes.
The course will teach adults
how to recognise the signs of
a mental health issue and pro-
vide support until professional
treatment is received.
The Youth MHFA course teaches
adults how to assist adolescents
who are developing a mental
health problem or in a mental
Developing mental health prob-
lems covered include: depression,
anxiety, eating disorders, psycho-
sis and substance misuse.
Mental health crises covered
include: suicidal thoughts and be-
haviours, non-suicidal self-injury,
panic attacks, traumatic events,
severe psychotic states, acute ef-
fects from alcohol or other drug
misuse and aggressive behav-
Participants will learn about
adolescent development and the
signs and symptoms of these men-
tal health problems, where and
how to get help and what sort of
help has been shown by research
to be effective.
The course is run over two days.
It will be at the Cowes Herit-
age Centre, Cowes on February 8
and 9 from 9am (prompt start) to
4.30pm both days.
There is a cost: $176 for agen-
cies including private businesses,
or $55 for interested community
members; training materials, tea/
coffee and snacks are included
Registrations for the course
closes on February 1; to book,
or for more information, contact
Jacquie Hollingsworth on 5142
1970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn first aid for
youth mental health
SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council
will implement a three year FReeZA
program ‘Made in South Gippsland’
after receiving $73,500 in State Gov-
FReeZA offers young people the op-
portunity to be part of a committee
that plans and delivers music and cul-
tural events to people aged between
12 and 25 in their local area.
Committee members will plan, cre-
ate and deliver these events with the
support of South Gippsland Shire
Council, community mentors and or-
FReeZa committee groups will be
established in Leongatha, Korumbur-
ra, Foster and Mirboo North.
Each committee will provide at least
one event each year in their region
and combine to provide one regional
event per year.
UnitingCare Gippsland has deliv-
ered the project in South Gippsland
for the last six years.
Council’s Community Strengthen-
ing Support Officer Sophie Dixon said
FReeZA is a unique way for young
people to control the types of events
held for youth in their local area.
“ Being part of FReeZA gives young
people the opportunity to build confi-
dence in event planning and delivery,”
“ F ReeZA develops professional re -
lationships and explores employment
pathways in the entertainment and
event management industries.
“ F ReeZA provides important per-
formance opportunities for local
musicians and emerging artists to
showcase their talents through state-
wide competitions such as the an-
nual FReeZA Push Start Battle of the
“ Popular local music festivals Hills
Are Alive and Unify have been organ-
ised by individuals who were previ-
ously part of Council’s FReeZA pro -
gram, making the experience a step
into their future career. ”
Individuals aged between 12 and 25
wanting to be part of FReeZa in South
Gippsland can contact Sophie Dix-
on on 5662 9100 or Sophie.Dixon@
Youth events with
FreeZa to continue
MEMBERS of South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club had an unexpected meeting recently.
Unbeknown to them, two separate groups of adventurers set out on the Mississippi Trail near Bruthen
– one group on bikes and one walking.
Eventually the cyclists caught up to the walkers, and there was much laughter as the groups recog-
nised each other.
The next trip for the club will be a cycling, walking and paddling base camp over January 20-22 at the
O’Shannassy Aquaduct Trail, Warburton Rail Trail and Yarra River.
run into each other
THIS year is the 10th year of the Bass District
Lifesaving Development Camp which is run at
Waratah Beach SLSC at Sandy Point.
From January 17 to 23, young lifesavers, aged
16 to 18 are enrolled in this intensive leadership
The program focuses on the development of
skills through exposure to numerous scenarios
that are made to be as close to real life as pos-
In these scenarios participants get to experi-
ence the practical importance and develop the
skills of teamwork, communication and leader-
ship during an incident.
The program delivers further lifesaving awards
beyond Bronze Medallion through a program
based on Experiential Learning Theory.
Over the decade of camps, the program has
provided lifesaving training and leadership
skills to over 250 lifesavers from the Bass dis-
trict and other Victoria clubs as well as to life-
savers invited from Tasmanian and New South
A decade of
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